Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

Can APIs be copyrighted?

Can APIs be copyrighted?

Oracle says yes and Google says no, but who’s right? Here are 7 arguments in favor of copyrighting APIs — and 7 arguments against

10 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

10 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

Just because you’ve squeezed out the bugs and delivered a working program doesn’t mean you should relax

5 reasons we don’t write code like we used to

5 reasons we don’t write code like we used to

Ever wonder why NASA could develop software to get to the moon, but today’s programmers can’t create a voting app that works?

12 programming mistakes to avoid

12 programming mistakes to avoid

The dirty dozen of application development pitfalls — and how to avoid these all-too-common programming blunders

10 bad programming habits we secretly love

10 bad programming habits we secretly love

Breaking the rules can bring a little thrill — and produce better, more efficient code

10 picky reasons to pick AWS—or Azure or Google Cloud

10 picky reasons to pick AWS—or Azure or Google Cloud

How do you choose between one cloud of commodity machines and another? You have to get picky

9 lies programmers tell themselves

9 lies programmers tell themselves

Confidence in our power over machines also makes us guilty of hoping to bend reality to our code

10 software development cults to join

10 software development cults to join

Because programming is more fun when we take things to the extreme and obsess about the ‘right way’ to write code

Why developers hate low-code

Why developers hate low-code

9 reasons programmers grow frustrated with the tools that are supposed to save them time

Tiny clouds taking on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

Tiny clouds taking on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

A baker’s dozen of boutique clouds challenging the big three on speed, cost, flexibility, and even on-prem and hybrid cloud options

8 dark secrets of cloud hardware

8 dark secrets of cloud hardware

Where is your code running, what is it running on, and why did it stop? You may never know

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